Ohio Soybean Association Names Brian Hill Legislator of the Year

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today announced that State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) has been named one of two Legislators of the Year thanks to his commitment to a science-based approach to water quality policy in Ohio. “Ensuring that Ohio farmers are a part of the water quality discussion and that any and all policies

Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Implementation Plan

The following statement regarding the State of Ohio’s Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Implementation Plan can be attributed to Chad Kemp, President of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Adam Graham, President of the Ohio Soybean Association. Today’s announcement by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is simply another step in a process that

Ryan McClure Named 2015 Beck’s Young Farm Leader of Year

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Beck’s Hybrids are proud to announce that Ryan McClure of Paulding County was named 2015 Beck’s Young Farm Leader of the Year. The Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program, now in its third year, was established to highlight and recognize young Ohio farmers who have taken leadership roles in their

Register Today for the 2015 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

The seventh annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be held on Thursday, December 17th at The Ohio State University Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The symposium will bring together farmers, researchers and industry experts who will offer insight into key agricultural issues such as land values and rents, input margins, the Trans-Pacific

Ohio Soybean Association to Elect Six Trustees

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustee elections are open in six districts. To be eligible for a district position, you must live in a county in the districts listed below. Districts up for election include: • District 1 – Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams Counties • District 4 – Defiance, Paulding and Van

Deadline Approaching for Crop Insurance Premium Support Eligibility

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is reminding Ohio farmers that they need to have their Highly Erodible Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification for (AD-1026) on file with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015. This requirement was created in the 2014 Farm Bill and farmers must file

Crop Insurance Under Attack This Week On Capitol Hill

Last week, AgriPulse and other news media outlets reported that the Federal Crop Insurance program is likely to come under attack. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told AgriPulse he had a number of amendments to introduce to cut the program. Not all in the Senate agree with Senator Flake. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s staff was one

OSA Testifies During Nutrient Management Hearing

Earlier today, Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) President and Putnam County soybean farmer Tommie Price testified during a Nutrient Management Hearing held by the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee at Cooper Farms in Van Wert.  Price’s testimony focused on the benefit of having the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) act as the regulatory body